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Avoiding Bankruptcy


Bankruptcy is never the end of the world. In fact, for many who have been struggling with debt,  it is the start of a new beginning. Medical debt, divorce, or loss of employment can be a harsh blow that can push many to consider bankruptcy. For individuals, Chapters 7 and 13 are viable options to get out from under crushing...

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Bankruptcy and Business: Deciding on the Right Chapter to File for Bankruptcy


Frequently in this blog, we touch on the manner in which bankruptcy impacts business.  Many big-name businesses have been facing financial difficulties or have even filed for bankruptcy in recent months, such as Sears, Gibson Brands Inc., and Andy Warhol’s Interview magazine, just to name a few. It seems scary that these businesses have been facing financial adversity, seeing as...

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Springing Back from Bankruptcy


Many view bankruptcy as the end of the road – money runs out in business, or personal debt is impossible to manage, for example. The only way out for some is bankruptcy. But bankruptcy may actually help struggling businesses recover, and can even push business owners to increase their efforts and make their businesses not just survive, but thrive, and...

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Losing Profit Leads to Store Closings for Sears


Remember the days when everyone would shop at Sears for back-to-school clothes after receiving the annual catalog in the mail? Well, the once-dominating department store is closing stores across the U.S. This is due to the company’s inability to reach sales goals, which ultimately means they’re losing profits. They currently can’t afford to keep stores open that are underperforming. In...

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Andy Warhol’s Interview Magazine – The End of an Era


In 1969, Interview magazine was founded. It is a publication that details arts and culture, and which was started by Andy Warhol. On Monday, May 21, 2018, employees of the magazine company publicly tweeted that the publication is filing for bankruptcy. This comes nearly 50 years after the first issue was released. Let’s take a look at the history of...

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Bankruptcy in the News – Gibson Brands, Inc. Files for Bankruptcy


For any musicians reading this, you may be devastated to learn that the guitar company, Gibson, recently filed for bankruptcy. But don’t worry, all may not be lost; the leading guitar company plans to stay in business by focusing solely on manufacturing and selling guitars and other instruments, while gutting its consumer electronics line of products like speakers, headphones, and...

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